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Graphic Novels: Home

Information resources on graphic novels and our own collection.

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Captain Novel

Original Art by Bryce Pulaski

Official Mascot of MCC's Graphic Novel Collection

Did You Know?

In 1954 the Comic Code Authority was created in response to the public concern about inappropriate material in comic books. The CCA continued to be a powerful presence in the comic book industry until 1971 when Stan Lee (creator of Spider Man) challenged the CCA stating that  negative issues need to be shown in comic books so that readers would learn the consequences of such acts as drug abuse.


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How to find graphic novels in the MCC Library

Go to the MCC Library Homepage and click on "MCC Library Catalog" or use the catalog search bar above.

Enter a specific title or search for "graphic novels" to browse our collection.

Library of Congress Subject Headings:

  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.-- History and criticism
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartooning
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Graphic novels
  • Horror comic books, strips, etc.

Or just come to the library and have a look. This collection is located right behind the reference desk.


What is a graphic novel?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a "graphic novel" is: a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.


What is a comic?

Comics are juxtaposed (adjacent, side-by-side) pictoral and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic (artistic/visual) response in the viewer (McCloud, 20).